|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9g||11%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||7%|
|Total Carbohydrate 21g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 9g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||5%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Mashed potatoes make these doughnuts moist and dense. Roll them in sugar or cinnamon sugar when they're done.
3 cups sugar
3 cups plain mashed potatoes
6 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups milk
8 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed for rolling out the dough
5 tablespoons baking powder
2 cups peanut oil
1 cup confectioners sugar, optional, for rolling the doughnuts
1/2 cup cinnamon sugar, optional, for rolling the doughnuts
Gather the ingredients.
In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat the sugar with the mashed potatoes until the dough is the consistency of paste. Add the eggs and beat until well blended. Add 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, milk, flour, and baking powder. More flour may be added if necessary to make a soft dough.
Place dough on a lightly floured surface and roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out with floured doughnut cutter.
Heat about 2 to 3 inches of vegetable oil to 370 F on a deep-fat thermometer.
Drop the doughnuts, 2 or 3 at a time, into the hot fat. Fry, turning once, for 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Lift the doughnuts out with a skewer or tongs and drain on paper towels.
While the doughnuts are hot, roll them in either a small bowl of confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar, if using.
- If you like spiced doughnuts, feel free to add about 2 teaspoons of ground nutmeg and 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon to the dough.